Powerball prize sold in Boutte still unclaimed
If you bought a Louisiana Lottery Powerball ticket in Boutte recently, you may just want to check those numbers.
A winning ticket of $50,000 was recently purchased at Champion’s Express Mart at 14130 Hwy. 90, but as of the middle of this week that prize has gone unclaimed according to Louisiana Lottery spokeswoman BreAnne Frye.
That means someone, somewhere, should be $50,000 richer right now, but the clock is moving on their time to collect that bounty: winning Powerball prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the announced game closure, according to the Louisiana Lottery website.
Prizes can be claimed through the Louisiana Lottery headquarters. Call (225) 297-2003 for information first, or if out of state, call (225) 297-2003.
It’s the latest instance of a locally purchased ticket hitting in recent memory.
In May, a Luling couple that asked to not be identified hit the jackpot when they purchased a Powerball ticket worth $100,000 from the Paradis Time Saver, the ticket matching four of the five numbers drawn. The couple had also added the “Power Play option” to the ticket and the number drawn was two, which doubled the win to $100,000.
In October of 2017, Des Allemands resident Sylvia Rome hit all six numbers on her ticket to become the sole winner of the Louisiana Lottery’s $650,000 Lotto jackpot, which was the second largest jackpot won last year.
Rome purchased her ticket from Des Allemands Cheap Smokes on Hwy. 90. The store received a one-time bonus of $6,500, which is 1 percent of the prize, for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.